Public Master Classes

Through our Music Education Program, with support from the Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Fund, PCMS offers free in-school master classes to music students from the Curtis Institute, Temple University, Academy of Vocal Arts, Settlement Music School, Temple Music Prep, Play on Philly and public and charter schools around the city, providing the technical, expressive and historical insight into the music they perform. Conducted by the same musicians PCMS presents in concert, these unique classes offer students at all stages of musical development the opportunity to be instructed by internationally-renowned artists.

If you plan on attending, please confirm the date and time (as classes sometimes change last-minute) by calling 215-569-8080.

Wednesday, October 11, 2 pm — Orion Quartet at Curtis
Wednesday, October 11, 2 pm — Robert Levin at Temple University
Tuesday, October 31, 11 am — Gilbert Kalish at Temple University
Saturday, November 11, 4 pm — Stefan Jackiw at Temple Music Prep
Friday, November 17, 2 pm — LA Guitar Quartet at Curtis
Saturday, November 18, 4 pm — Momenta Quartet at University of Pennsylvania
Monday, November 20, 4 pm — Barbara Hannigan at Curtis
Tuesday, January 9, 3:30 pm — Peter Stumpf at Settlement
Monday, February 5, 4 pm — Lydia Artymiw at Settlement
Saturday, March 3, 4 pm — Johannes Quartet at Temple Music Prep
Tuesday, March 13, 4 pm — Dénes Várjon at Curtis
Tuesday, March 13, 4 pm — Christoph Richter at Temple Music Prep
Friday, March 30, 3 pm — Sir András Schiff at Curtis
Thursday, April 5, 10 am — Marina Piccinini at Temple University
Saturday, May 12, 1:30 pm — Calidore Quartet at Settlement
TBA — JACK Quartet at Temple University
TBA — Dover Quartet at Temple University

Richard Goode, Ieva Jokubaviciute, Zorá Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, Angela Meade, and ECCO are also offering in-school master classes.


We really appreciate you investing so much into Sophia’s musical endeavors. Arranging this master class wasn’t easy or cheap, I’m sure. Students don’t just get master classes every day, and especially, not for free. I do recognize the lessons, exposure, opportunities, support, and encouragement you are offering my daughters are invaluable.  So, I want you to know that I’m truly appreciative of all that you and POP do for them. - Play on Philly parent, after Demarre McGill's master class

Students at Temple Music Prep are very fortunate to be in a city like Philadelphia. PCMS propels these young musicians forward by connecting them to the outstanding chamber music ensembles presented in its concert series. By creating these interactions through workshops and master classes, PCMS allows our youth to learn directly from and emulate the masters they aspire to become. PCMS goes one step further in providing tickets so the students may then hear the artists in concert. The value is immeasurable. - Mark Huxsoll, Temple Music Preparatory Division

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